Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) is demanding to know what House and Senate Minority Leaders McCarthy and McConnell are hiding about the Capitol attack.
Rep. Lieu tweeted in response to McConnell’s opposition to the 1/6 Commission:
There is no current commission to investigate the insurrection, so the January 6 Commission would not be “another commission.” As a House Impeachment Manager, I know there are still multiple unknown facts.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 19, 2021
Rep. Lieu is correct. It is clear what Kevin McCarthy is hiding. Liz Cheney has gone so far as to suggest that the Department of Justice and FBI speak to McCarthy about his conversations with Donald Trump.
McConnell is worried that the work of a 1/6 Commission would hurt his chances of becoming Senate Majority Leader again in 2022. Given the results of last night’s Pennsylvania primary, the voter backlash that Republicans are hoping for might not be coming as quickly as they expected.
McCarthy and McConnell are hiding something, and it will come out eventually. If Democrats are serious about uncovering the truth, they need to launch their own investigation with or without Republican cooperation.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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